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Richmond NAACP to observe 100th birthday with May 17 event

The Richmond Branch NAACP will mark its 100th birthday with a Freedom Fund Gala set for Thursday, May 17, at the Claude G. Perkins Living and Learning Center at Virginia Union University, it has been announced.

Kanye West sounds off on slavery, his opioid addiction and Trump

Rapper Kanye West on Tuesday described slavery as a choice, praised President Trump for doing “the impossible” by becoming president, and attributed his 2016 mental breakdown to opioid addiction.

Richmond native returns as star of film, helping others at Richmond International Film Festival

The Richmond of Tamika Lamison’s youth has evolved into a thriving artistic hub. Ms. Lamison, an actor and director who now lives and works in Los Angeles, grew up in South Side in the 1980s. “When I come home, I ...

City to host international violin competition in 2020

Richmond will host the 2020 “Olympics of the Violin” — the International Menuhin Competition, it has been announced.

VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art embraces community with grand opening block party Saturday

For more than a year, curious eyes in Richmond and across the nation have watched an angularly shaped structure rise at the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets, the newest offering in the country’s array of contemporary art museums and ...

A Taste of Brookland Park food festival April 21

A North Side residential and commercial corridor that dates back to the 1920s will be the toast of the town this weekend with tasty experiences.

Rapper Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer for music

California rapper Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for music Monday for his album “DAMN.,” organizers announced. Mr. Lamar, 30, is the first rapper to win the prestigious award. The Pulitzer follows the five Grammy awards won by Mr. Lamar ...

Bey blows up at Coachella, boosts HBCU scholarships

On the back of wide praise for her two-hour performance at the Coachella music festival, Beyoncé on Monday said she was offering $100,000 in scholarship money to students at four historically black colleges and universities.

Inaugural ‘I Have a Dream’ Festival Saturday

Richmond Mayor Levar M. Stoney will be the grand marshal of the community “I Have a Dream” Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, in Richmond’s East End, that also will feature music from the No BS Brass Band.

Defenders to honor local activists at anniversary banquet

Four community activists will be honored as the Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality marks its15th anniversary with a banquet from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 13, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 1720 Mechanicsville Turnpike, it has been ...

VUU 6th Annual Masquerade Ball and Scholarship Gala this Friday

Actress and singer Jo Marie Payton, known for her role as Harriette Winslow on the television sitcom “Family Matters” and as the voice of Suga Mama Pride on the Disney Channel’s “The Proud Family,” and comedian Micah “Bam-Bamm” White will ...

From doughnuts to dancing, ‘The Bachelorette’ films in RVA hot spots

The Bachelorette is in town and looking for love — and Richmonders love to look for her. Fans of “The Bachelorette” have been in a frenzy since photos of the hit ABC reality show filming in Richmond surfaced on social ...

‘Get Lit’ program to feature local authors April 7

More than a dozen local authors, playwrights, poets and spoken word artists will be the special guests this weekend at “Get Lit,” a program sponsored by the Richmond Public Library’s Black Male Emergent Readers Literacy Program.

Zetas host elder care symposium April 14

The Alpha Phi Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority is hosting a free Elder Care Symposium 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 8175 Grove Road in Mechanicsville.

Easter festivals this weekend in Richmond

After a long winter, cherry blossoms are making their seasonal debut as the days slowly get warmer. Easter activities are just a hop away.